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  1. Expanding Beyond Rap, Genius Raises $40M

    July 14, 2014 6:13 PM EDT Well-known for its lyric annotations, the company behind Rap Genius has raised $40 million to pursue broader goals. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Genius Media Group has raised a new Series B funding, intended to support new annotated vertical sites such as ...

  2. SXSWi: Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz on 'Notoriously Difficult' Music Tech Investments, Bitcoin's Potential, 'Yeezus' (Q&A)

    March 09, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Notorious Difficulties of Business . "It's not about fitting in, it's about standing out." Related Articles SXSW Hub 2014: All Things Intereactive, Film, Music & More Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Rele ...

  3. NMPA Targets Unlicensed Lyric Sites, Rap Genius Among 50 Sent Take-Down Notices

    November 11, 2013 1:30 PM EST The National Music Publishers Association on Monday fired an opening salvo at lyric sites that it believes have not obtained licenses to publish those lyrics, including Rap Genius, a high-flying New York startup that last year landed a $15 ...

  4. News Genius: Can Rap Genius Successfully Move Toward Its Original Vision?

    May 03, 2013 5:32 PM EDT Rap Genius, the lyric-annotation site, has announced a move toward its founders’ original vision of annotating everything on the Internet with the announcement earlier this week of News Genius, designed to break down breaking news stories. A big ...

  5. The Year In Social Media: The Rise of the Challengers

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continued to rule the social media landscape in 2012, but other networks made inroads as well, giving the incumbents a run for their money. The upstarts include Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Google+ and the reinca ...

  6. Andreessen Horowitz Sinks $15 million Into Rap Genius Website

    October 03, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The art of dissecting hip-hop lyrics just got a $15 million vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, whose co-founder Marc Andreessen helped build Mosaic as one of the first Web browsers nearly 20 ...

  7. LinkedIn Raises IPO Ante Amid High Investor Demand; Valued at Over $4 Billion

    May 18, 2011 7:36 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - Investors are clamoring to connect with the online networking service LinkedIn Corp. in the latest sign of the fervor for Internet companies that specialize in bringing together people with common interests. The demand to buy a pie ...

  8. Microsoft Reportedly Near Deal to Buy Skype

    May 10, 2011 7:37 AM EDT Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype in what could be the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history, according to a published report. If Microsoft does buy Skype, The Wall Street Jou ...

  9. Foursquare Close To Obtaining Funding: Report

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The funding, led by Silicon Valley ...

  10. Digital Executive Shuffle

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A number of high-profile executive shuffles are taking place throughout the digital services market. - Ning CEO Gina Bianchini will today announce her departure, to join venture firm Andreessen Horowitz as an executive in residence. She will be re ...